BOSTON — There's nothing like playing on a big stage and, in New England, there are not many stages bigger than Fenway Park.
The Williams College men's ice hockey team will have the opportunity to see just how big in January.
Fenway Sports Management (FSM) has announced the full schedule of hockey and skating events taking place at Fenway Park this winter as part of Citi Frozen Fenway 2014. The 17-day ice event, running from Sunday, Dec. 28, through Sunday, Jan. 13, will include two of Mayor Thomas M. Menino's free Community Skate Days for residents of Boston, seven public and private high school hockey games, and nine men's and women's college hockey games.
One of those nine men's games will include the Trinity College vs. Williams College contest slated for Tuesday night, Jan. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The Ephs agreed to move their home contest, originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11.
"Fenway Sports Management approached NESCAC through Trinity and we were able to move our home game with Trinity to January 7th to play in Fenway," said Williams Athletic Director Lisa Melendy.
"We couldn't be more excited for this unique opportunity, for our athletes and college community to be a part of a tremendous event. Such events allow Williams and our conference institutions to build community, engage alumni, or charitable organizations in new ways. We are quite pleased to be a part of what I am sure will be a special and fun night!"
Last year, Williams finished 17-7-3 and reached the finals of the NESCAC Tournament. Trinity finished 15-7-3. The two teams met in the NESCAC Tournament semifinals, with Williams prevailing, 4-2.
"I'm very thankful for the time and effort that Athletic Director Lisa Melendy and President Adam Falk and the folks at the NESCAC office and at Trinity put in to make this game a reality," said Eph head men's ice hockey coach Bill Kangas. "I'm grateful to everyone involved for giving our team a chance to have this experience. We're really excited to be playing in such an iconic location as Fenway Park and go back to hockey's roots and play a league game outside."
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